| Mar 28, 2015
| 7:40 PM
The biggest winner in last year's elections in Florida wasn't a politician — it was a proposal.
Amendment 1 called for dedicating a third of revenues from a state tax on real-estate transactions to land and water conservation every year for the...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON — Calling himself an "independent voice," Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, the youngest member of Congress, launched a campaign on Monday to win the U.S. Senate seat now held by conservative Republican Marco Rubio.
Murphy, 31, a...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 11:04 PM
Before Hillary Clinton and Gov. Rick Scott conducted official business on their personal emails, there was MayorMara@aol.com.
Former longtime Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulianti liked using her personal email account for city business. That can be trouble...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Gwen Graham: A politician on the way up. The daughter of two-term governor and three-term U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, this freshman Democrat from Tallahassee already is being scouted by party leaders for higher office. This week she called for an end to...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race.
"Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE — The often-fractious state capital paused Monday on the eve of the 2015 legislative session to mourn former state Sen. Ken Plante, who died Sunday after a three-year battle with the degenerative disease ALS.
Plante, 75, represented...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 9:00 PM
It has taken 170 years, but Florida finally has viable candidates for the White House — not one, but two. If that doesn't sound exactly overwhelming, consider that this is two more viable candidates than in the 42 presidential elections since...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Fearing an oil spill in Cuban waters, U.S. officials have forged a bond with the Castro regime to preserve the threatened marine ecosystem that connects the island nation to the Florida coast.
The U.S.-Cuba agreement to move toward normal relations...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:56 AM
Since mid-January, approximately 9 billion gallons of polluted water has been wasted from Lake Okeechobee, flowing into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers.
To put the significance of this into perspective, in 2013, water was released from Lake...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:37 PM
The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama's desk as soon as next week.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Although some squabbling this week held up a final vote, the U.S. Senate is likely to follow the House in passing legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama, who again appealed last week to Republicans to work with him —...